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Groundbreaking celebration for new amphitheater

February 18, 2022
A group of people at the park.

It’s time to start construction on the new amphitheater! A celebration and groundbreaking ceremony is planned for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 24. It’s happening on the site of the new construction by the Macon Mall.

The ceremony will feature music, remarks from Mayor Lester Miller, community leaders, representatives from area businesses and organizations, Commissioner Al Tillman. Representatives from the recently named Design/Build team will discuss the plans to design the new facility and how they will use community feedback. We will live-stream to our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/MaconBibbCounty.

Earlier this month, Macon-Bibb announced the selection of TVS, Piedmont Construction Group, Stage Front, and HGOR as the Design/Build Team for the new outdoor amphitheater that will be built at the Macon Mall. Combined, this team brings extensive experience in design/build projects, mixed-use facilities, entertainment venues, auditoriums, and amphitheaters. You can read that release here.

The new amphitheater will have a 10,000-person capacity with covered and fixed seats, lawn seats, greenspace, artists’ dressing rooms, a green room, ticket booths, vendor and event areas, transitional walkways, specific areas for crews, retail areas, and other amenities. The first step of the Design/Build Team will be to work with Macon-Bibb County, local and state partners, industry representatives, and the community to create a final design.